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Put Me In Coach: Get used to the awful officiating; It's not changing anytime soon

September 20, 2012

Remember when you were little and you went to all these birthday parties for your friends?

There was always that one kid that was so entertaining because he or she did stupid stuff simply because he didn't know any better. As many of you know, after awhile, the jokes just weren't funny anymore.

This fall, that so called kid is the entire body of the replacement NFL officials.

I don't know how many of you saw the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos this past Monday, but the officiating seemed to reach a new low as the real officials continued to be locked out from the NFL.

After the crowd had dispersed from watching the Falcons hang on to beat Peyton Manning's Broncos, former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young brought up an interesting point. The NFL is no hurry to amend the atrocity that is blaring before our eyes, sometimes in full 1080 resolution, because they just don't care.

That was a bold statement from Steve Young. The thing is, he is absolutely right. Roger Goodell is sitting in his posh office in New York City knowing what's going on because, as Steve mentioned, there is nothing that can happen in the NFL that will kill the public's demand for the games.

We will still gather around our TV's, break out the chips and salsa and cheer on our teams that have caused us to think the TV talks back to us since the age of 10.

At this rate, we will keep watching and we will whine during the game about how there's no way that was a hold, he didn't even touch him and the stripes called pass interference or the defender did actually tip the ball before the other defender took the receiver out.

When the game is over we will sit and connect with the post game analysis crew over which calls were missed and we will whine some more. Then when ESPN plays the highlights the next morning, just to make sure we aren't seeing things- yes we will in face whine some more,

As much as we whine and moan and gripe, we will go to work and when Sunday and Monday come around (or Thursday with those of you with NFL Network) we will call everyone over and do the same thing all over again.

The bottom line is we will not stop watching.

The NFL and the NFLRA (National Football League Referees Association) aren't even close to making a deal, so we might as well sit back and watch the modern day football version of the Keystone Cops make a mockery of the sport we will never stop hating.

No matter what.

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